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Late brain response to words could be early dementia sign

Daily Mail (UK) - 20/10/2017
A delayed brain response to processing words may flag up individuals vulnerable to the neurological disease before symptoms even begin, University of Birmingham experts claim.

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

Science Daily (US) - 20/10/2017
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research has discovered.

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

News Medical (Australia) - 20/10/2017
Research has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. A new study from nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois shows that switching the offspring to a new diet--a low-fat diet, in this case--can reverse that programming.

New systematic review finds substantial regional differences in global calcium intake

News Medical (Australia) - 19/10/2017
Daily calcium intake among adults appears to vary quite widely around the world in distinct regional patterns, according to a new systematic review of research data ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on Friday, Oct. 20.

Families block organ donations from potential donors

BBC Health News - 19/10/2017
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Dietitian names foods you should not eat during pregnancy

Daily Mail (UK) - 18/10/2017
Leading Australian dietitian Melanie McGrice reveals the high-risk foods that can harm mothers-to-be and their unborn babies.

'He looks after me': How Melvin the dog is helping one woman with dementia

ABC Australia - 17/10/2017
Edie Mayhew was diagnosed with younger onset dementia in 2010. She's been paired with a white labrador called Melvin as part of a new Australian-first study into how dogs can assist people with the disease.

The humble roundworm offers hope for dementia sufferers

Daily Mail (UK) - 17/10/2017
A study from the University of Iowa found that when worms were taught to sniff danger it protected neurons. This could lead to non-pharmaceutical treatment for dementia and Huntington's disease.

Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in the right form, this naturally occurring chemical element may be a potent force against cancer.

Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis

News Medical (Australia) - 17/10/2017
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis.

Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis

Science Daily (US) - 17/10/2017
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Scientists have shown that a portable scanning device can measure limb enlargement and disfigurement faster and more easily in patients with elephantiasis. The research tool makes it easy to obtain accurate measurements and determine whether treatments to reduce swelling are effective.

Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment

Science Daily (US) - 16/10/2017
Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, says a new study. Researchers found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located in the bone morrow suppressed cancerous leukemia cells but -- in a surprise to the research team -- also induced the regeneration of healthy blood cells.

Study provides insights into potential causes of spinal stenosis

News Medical (Australia) - 14/10/2017
A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.

Can diet really protect you from dementia?

Daily Mail (UK) - 13/10/2017
Neurologist-turned-restaurant owner Dr Alon Seifan explained his reasons for opening Honeybrains, a high-end 'fast food' cafe with a menu that promises only brain-healthy meals.

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

MedicineNet (US) - 13/10/2017
Title: Stroke Risk Factors Are RisingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia

MedicineNet (US) - 13/10/2017
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Vascular DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death

News Medical (Australia) - 12/10/2017
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study finds

Science Daily (US) - 12/10/2017
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers.

Dementia stays as the leading cause of death

Daily Mail (UK) - 12/10/2017
For the second-year running, the neurological disorder has claimed more lives than heart disease in England and Wales. It was responsible for 62,948 deaths registered in 2016.

New map reveals Britain's dementia hotspots

Daily Mail (UK) - 12/10/2017
Christchurch has the highest prevalence of dementia per head of population at 28 cases per 1,000 people, according to the map compiled by Alzheimer's Research UK.